2013 October LegalEase

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  • Courthouse News/GAL Training

  • Upcoming Events/CLE

  • Committee Reports

  • Pro Bono Report

 


 Contact Us:


Linda Raineri, Executive Director
110 SW Jefferson Ave., Suite 520
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 674-6049
Email: pcba@mtco.com
Web: www.peoriabar.org


 


Board of Directors
James F. Kane
President
Craig S. Young President-Elect and Budget Chair
Timothy J. Howard
Second Vice President
Hon. Jerelyn D. Maher-Schulz
Secretary-Treasurer
Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson
Past President and
Nominating Committee Chair
Jesse A. Placher
By-Laws
David B. Wiest
Communications & Technology
Richard W. Zuckerman
Courts & Procedures
Nina R. Gougis
Diversity
Jeffrey R. Bach (Golf)
Mark M. Flannery (Holiday Party) 
Entertainment

Michele A. Miller
Law Library
Mary A. Corrigan
Lawyer Referral Service
Sonni Choi Williams
Lincoln Memorial Banquet
Brad A. Elward
Local Continuing Legal Ed
Gregory J. Rastatter
Membership
David B. Mueller
Memorials
David M. House
Pro Bono
Joshua D. Herman
Public Relations
Dustin E. Essig
Real Property
Sharbel A. Rantisi
Young Lawyers & Law Day

Directors at Large:
Nathan R. Bach
Michael D. Gifford
Christopher S. McCall
John P. Nicoara


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS


Staff Attorney 
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., a 75-lawyer legal services organization, serving 36 counties in northern and central Illinois outside of Cook County, is seeking applicants for a staff attorney position in our community legal services office located in Peoria.  The successful applicant will participate in a full range of legal activities, including the preparation and conduct of administrative hearings and trials of cases for elderly and low-income persons.  Prefer applicants already admitted to the Illinois Bar with a public interest bakground.  Prior experience in foreclosure and housing law is preferred.  Salary is $40,000.  Please indicate "PEORIA Staff Attorney" in the subject line and e-mail a resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and three professional references to: Executive Director Michael O'Connor at moconnor@pslegal.org and Program Administrator Connie Peterson at cpeterson@pslegal.org. Application deadline:  October 25, 2013.  Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Prairie State Legal Serices is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Attorney Position
 Johnson Law Group is looking for an enterprising attorney to handle criminal felony cases.  Courtroom experience is a must and the ideal candidate will have a significant track-record handling felony and other criminal matters, either as a prosecutor or as a criminal defense attorney. The attorney will be required to handle numerous jury/bench trials and contested motion hearings. Communication and client-management skills are extremely important as this position will require not only court room work but it will also require the ability to work compassionately with the clients through the final disposition of their cases. The majority of work will be in our Bloomington office and some travel will be required to our offices in Peoria, Decatur and Springfield and to other surrounding central Illinois counties where we practice. Compensation includes full benefits, health insurance, vacation, sick / personal days, 401(k), and salary commensurate with experience.  Interested candidates are directed to send a resume to: mark@johnson-law.net and james@johnson-law.net


Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Family law firm seeks to hire experienced family law paralegal or legal assistant having high level skills in pleading/document preparation, discovery, file management and client communication. Please email cover letter and resume to: sblaw3@mtco.com or mail cover letter and resume to: Law Office of Susan H. Butler, 100 S. Main St., Morton, Illinois 61550.


Legal Assistant
Law firm seeks a full-time secretary, with some experience working in a law firm setting. Please forward resume to Kirk W. Bode, Attn: Carolyn Apt, 15 S. Capitol, Pekin, IL 61554, or email resume to lawfirm@kbodelaw.com.


Legal Assistant
Legal Assistant position available immediately with very busy personal injury/general practice law firm in Peoria.  Candidate must have 3+ years legal experience.  Excellent typing and computer skills are a must with proficiency in digital transcription, Microsoft Word and Excel. Please forward your resume by email to: matharp@kdwolaw.com.


Receptionist / Legal Assistant
Receptionist / Legal Assistant position available immediately with fast paced law firm in downtown Peoria.  Legal experience preferred but not required.  Candidate must possess initiative, professionalism and excellent time management skills.  Strong detail and grammatical skills are essential. Excellent typing and computer skills are a must. Please email resume to: janschuetz@lefantelaw.com.


Legal Assistant
Legal secretary needed for a transactional and commercial litigation oriented law firm. Candidate should have at least one year’s experience working in a law firm; must possess initiative, professionalism and excellent clerical and typing skills. Strong management, detail and grammatical skills are essential. Competitive salary to be commensurate with experience. Please submit resumes in confidence to: sara@hunzikerlaw.com.


2013 Directory Changes
Address Changes
Dewey, Jr., Robert V., 9701 Cherrybark Ct., Peoria, IL 61615, Phone: (309) 692-5810, Email: rvdewey@gmail.com.


Evans, Angela, 110 SW Jefferson Ave., Suite 500, Peoria, IL 61602, Phone:  (309) 839-8340


Hoffman, Melissa, 100 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL 61602, Phone: (309) 671-7113,Email:  melissa_hoffman@ilcd.uscourts.gov.


Vogel, Steven H., 456 Fulton St., Suite 203. All other information remains the same.(Effective October 1, 2013)


Wilburn, Emily H., 227 NE Jefferson, Phone: (309) 674-1133, Fax: (309) 674-6503, Email:ewilburn@qjhpc.com.


Tazewell
Dluski, Peter, 257 E. Washington St.,  East Peoria, IL 61611, Phone: (309) 699-4040, Fax: (309) 699-4070


Email Address Changes:
Cusack, Daniel
dcusack@cgolawfirm.com
Cusack, Shaun scusack@cgolawfirm.com
Fleming, Michael
mfleming@cgolawfirm.com
Gilfillan, Joseph
jgilfillan@cgolawfirm.com
Hanauer, Robert
rhanauer@cgolawfirm.com
Hanuska, Daniel
dhanuska@cgolawfirm.com
O’Day, Daniel
doday@cgolawfirm.com
Vespa, Michael
mvespa@cgolawfirm.com
Watson, Thomas
twatson@cgolawfirm.com
Zuckerman, Richard
Richard@cgolawfirm.com


Will Search
Anyone with information on the Last Will and Testament of Thomas E. Maddex, Jr.(DOB: March 25, 1945; DOD, April 26, 2013) please contact: Alysa Suits, (309) 613-1695.


Columbus Day PMCLE


The Columbus Day Professional Responsibility Seminar will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Packard Plaza. Sign-in and lunch begins at 12:00 p.m., the Seminar will be from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. The topic for this seminar is “Expand Your Awareness and Improve Your Business.” Cost for the seminar is $65.00 for PCBA Members, $80.00 for McLean County Bar Members and $95.00 for non-members. This price does include a box lunch. Please be sure to mark your lunch preference when registering by mail. Deadline to register is October 9, 2013. To register online you may go to www.peoriabar.org/Shop/CLE.  A Registration Form is included with this issue. 


10th Annual Diversity Luncheon


The Annual Diversity Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., at the Peoria Marriott Père Marquette. This year’s featured speaker will be Monica Torres-Linares, Founding Member of Legal Prep. Tickets are $35.00 per person or $350.00 per table of ten. Reservations may also be made online. Deadline to reserve your seat is October 16, 2013. Remember, proceeds for this event help fund the Diversity Scholarship and this year’s scholarship recipient will be announced at the luncheon. If you have questions, please contact the PCBA Office (309) 674-6049.


Illinois Joining Forces


Many local attorneys have been providing services to local military personnel and veterans through efforts largely coordinated by local attorney Michael Lied of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC.  The PCBA hopes that by joining IJF, it can institutionalize Mr. Lied’s efforts to find and match service members to an attorney who can assist them, while empowering a greater number of service members with legal access and knowledge. 


 


Schedule of Events and Court Holidays


October


    14         Columbus Day – Courts Closed/Courthouse Open
   14       Columbus Day Professional Responsibility Seminar – Packard Plaza
  
17         Prairie State “Access to Justice”- Weaver Ridge Golf Club
    18        Case Management System (CMS) Training-Peoria County Courthouse
    23        10th Annual Diversity Luncheon – Keynote speaker:  Monica Torres-Linares –  Peoria Marriott Père Marquette
   29       YLC Blood Drive – Peoria County Courthouse


November
       1        Case Management System (CMS) Training-Peoria County Courthouse
     4       Appellate Practice Seminar- Spalding Pastoral Center
     11        Veterans’ Day – Courts Closed/Courthouse Open
   13       New Members Luncheon-by Invitation Only-PCBA Office
    21       New Member’s Reception-Ulrich's Rebellion Room, 631 Main Street
   28 & 29   Thanksgiving Holiday – Courts and Courthouse Closed


December
       5         PCBA Holiday Party - Peoria Marriott Père Marquette
      24 & 25  Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day – Courts and Courthouse Closed


Committee Meetings


October


    1       Noon         Real Property – H & H Title lunch sponsor
    2       Noon         Pro Bono – Subcommittee: Divorce Clinic
    7       Noon         Lawyer Referral Service
    8       Noon         Pro Bono
   10      Noon         YLC – NFP: Channing Petrak, MD, Pediatric Resource Center
   11      Noon         Diversity
   15      Noon         Board of  Directors
   17      Noon         CLE
   21      Noon         Lincoln Banquet & Gala Meeting
   22      Noon         Sponsorship Committee
   24      Noon         Government & Public Interest Law
   25      Noon         Public Relations
   30      Noon         Ad Hoc Committee on Attendance
   31      Noon         Communications & Technology
November
    1       Noon         Membership
    5       Noon         Real Property – Chicago Title lunch sponsor
    7       Noon         YLC – Doug Shannon, Northwestern Mutual
   12      Noon         Pro Bono
   14      Noon         CLE
   18      Noon         Nominating Committee
   19      Noon         Board of  Directors
   21      Noon         Government & Public Interest Law 


Committee Reports


Communications & Technology
We are currently compiling information for the 2014 Attorneys’ Directory. If your information has changed or information within your firm has changed, please forward the changes to our office no later than November 4, 2013. Also, please review your information on our website for accuracy. If changes need to be made please let us know by email pcba@mtco.com or by calling our office (309) 674-6049.


Entertainment
The Entertainment Committee has diligently been working on the upcoming Holiday Party. If you have entertaining ideas for this year’s party; there is still time to submit your ideas by contacting Chair Mark Flannery at flannery_mark_m@cat.com.  Mark your calendars for this year’s Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5, at the new Peoria Marriott Père Marquette


Fitness, Health & Wellness Committee - Member Link to Wellness


By Ronald L. Hanna, Chair, FHW Committee


CAFFEINE: Are Monster caffeine levels akin to a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality in the stress of the courtroom and the office? Most attorneys I know drink lots of coffee. Learn how much is too much by clicking http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/NU00600.   


Strides for Justice 5k:
We are currently in the early stages of setting a date for the Annual PCBA Strides for Justice. In years past we locked in the third Saturday in May, however we are finding a “crowded” field of races on that day. Please mark your calendars for the Fall of 2014 for the 7th Annual Strides for Justice and visit the website http://www.stridesforjustice.com for further information regarding this event.


FHW Member Tip:
Recently a judge sentenced my client to probation and gave him sage advice: “80% of success is showing up. Just show up for your monthly probation meetings and you will be fine. It’s not hard.” The same applies to a commitment to exercise. Don’t concentrate on a long term goal yet. Set a simple goal to show up on a specific number of days per week, no matter how you feel, and get started. You will be surprised how many times you will get a great work out in on a day that you didn’t feel you had it in you.


If you would like to join this vibrant committee, please contact Linda, pcba@mtco.com.


Local Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Monday, October 14, 2013:   Columbus Day Professional Responsibility Seminar, at Packard Plaza “Expand Your Awareness and Improve Your Business” This seminar will provide two hours of PMCLE credit.
Monday, November 4, 2013:  Appellate Practice Seminar. This seminar will be held at Spalding Pastoral Center from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.). Lunch will be provided. This seminar will provide 1 hour of General MCLE credit.
2014 Winter Series Seminars: The following Saturday morning programs will be from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The seminars will be held at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.  A continental breakfast is included. Dates and topics are: 
January 11:  Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate:  Susan Dawson-Tibbits and Marci Shoff,  Moderators
January 18:  Criminal/Multidisciplinary:  Art Inman, Moderator
January 25:  Civil Practice:  Carol Perkins and Jennifer Morris, Moderators
February 1:  Government & Public Interest:  Patricia Redman and Stacy Crabtree, Moderators
February 15: Workers' Compensation:  Brad Elward and Chris Doscotch, Moderators
March 1:      Family Law:  Hon. Jerelyn Maher-Schulz and Richard Zuckerman, Moderators


Membership
Committee Chair Gregory Rastatter reports that Christina Cullom, Thomas Dennis and Chrissie Peterson have applied for regular membership and Thomas LaHood has applied for student membership. Their applications will be presented to the Board in November.


Our next new members’ luncheon will be held on November 13, 2013. Invitations to our newest members will be mailed soon.  The PCBA “Hospitality Reception” has been set for Thursday, November 21, 2013.  All PCBA members, Judges and newly-admitted attorneys are welcome. Further details to follow in the November LegalEase.


Second Notices have been mailed; please forward your payment with the pink copy notice to the PCBA, or you may pay online at https://peoriabar.org/product/membership-dues. Thank you to all attorneys who have made their dues payments in a timely manner. According to Article VII., Section 2. of the By-Laws:  “If the dues of any member required to pay dues are not fully paid within sixty (60) days after billing, the Secretary-Treasurer shall again bill such delinquent member for dues.  If, upon the expiration of thirty (30) days thereafter, [October 5, 2013] such member’s dues remain unpaid, such member shall thereupon automatically cease to be a member of the PCBA, his/her name to be deleted from the membership roster.…” 


Young Lawyers


YLC Blood Drive
The YLC is partnering with the American Red Cross again to host the Halloween Blood Drive.  It will take place on October 29, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Peoria County Courthouse.  Sign up for an appointment to donate blood by going to www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation.  An estimated five million people will need blood this year and this is your opportunity to helpe ensure those needs are met.  If there are any question, contact Stacy Crabtree at scrabtree@heylroyster.com or 676-0400.


2013 Project Santa
The Young Lawyers will again this year be partnering with South Side Mission for their annual gift giving program, connecting the Legal Community with the underprivileged within our community. If you or your firm is interested in participating please contact Co-Chairs: Mitchell Hedrick at mhedrick@heylroyster.com or Jennifer Bonesteel at jenniferbonesteel@gmail.com.   


Illinois Unites for Marriage 
Jackie Azis from the YLC reports that the Illinois Unites for Marriage campaign www.illinoisunites.org in Peoria is looking for volunteers for various events coming up in the Peoria area, including phone banks, farmer's markets, and festivals. Generally, volunteers work 2- to 3-hour shifts. The vote for marriage equality in Illinois is expected to occur the first week in November, so there are only about 30 days left.   Contact Terri Stone tazladi2000a@gmail.com.


Peoria County Pro Bono Plan


By Sandra Crow, Pro Bono Coordinator, scrow@pslegal.org


We would like to thank the following attorneys and their staff who have recently closed pro bono cases: Andrew Bell, Jennifer Bonesteel, Sue Bosich, Kendric Cobb, Courtney Dean, Steven Glancy, Sam Harrod, Christopher Ryan, Derek Schroen, Marci Shoff and Michael Sposato. 


Pro Bono News
Wills/POA Clinic


The law firm of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen and the Legal Division of Caterpillar, Inc. held their semi-annual wills clinic on Monday, September 16th, at the Peoria Friendship House. The attorneys prepared wills and advanced directives for clients from Habitat for Humanity who will be new home owners, clients of Friendship House, and other seniors and low income persons in our community. In all 19 persons received this valuable service. We would like to thank the following attorneys for their participation, Timothy Bertschy, Andrew Keyt, Greg Rastatter, John Redlingshafer and the Paralegal staff at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, and Mark Flannery, Alexandra Nellos and Gina Vollmer, from Caterpillar Inc. and their Paralegal staff.


The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has designated the week of October 20-26 as National Celebrate Pro Bono Week.  This week has been set aside to honor those attorneys who feel it is their responsibility to guarantee that equal justice for all, as provided in our Constitution, still has meaning.   The need for pro bono services is becoming ever more important during these harsh economic times.  The Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission is calling for more pro bono efforts to meet this growing need, and there has been an unprecedented response by attorneys to meet this demand across the county.  We are very proud of the attorneys in the Ninth and Tenth Judicial Circuit that have given so generously to this effort, and we thank you for your generous contributions. During this week we will be putting effort into educating and informing the community about the important work that pro bono attorneys do every day to help those less fortunate. 


Access to Justice… After Hours 2013 will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Weaver Ridge Golf Club.  This is a fundraiser to benefit Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.  The event will feature a live and silent auction, live music, appetizers, and a cash bar.  Auction items include a one week time share to Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands, University of Illinois football tickets, a wine tasting package, and a fishing trip package.  Tickets are available online at www.pslegal.org or by contacting Prairie State’s office at 674-9831.  Ticket price is $30 per ticket, although a $10 discount will be given to all ticket purchasers age 36 and under.  All proceeds from the event will support Prairie State’s programs in Peoria and the surrounding communities. Please join us on October 17 to support the work of Prairie State.  If you have any questions, or would like to donate an item to the auction, please contact Managing Attorney Denise Conklin at 309/621-4011 or dconklin@pslegal.org.


Courthouse News


Mandatory Training: 
On October 22, 2013, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 323, Peoria County Courthouse, Peoria, Illinois, there will be a mandatory training for all mediators and GAL’s approved to serve for the Tenth Judicial Circuit. This training will address the mechanics of implementing the amendments to Rule 905 as well as GAL reporting requirements.  Please confirm your attendance with Ginny Hanley at ghanley@peoriacounty.org by October 15, 2013. Your attendance will result in a one hour credit toward your Tenth Judicial Circuit CLE.
Judge Michael Brandt, Chief Circuit Judge
Judge Jerelyn Maher, Domestic Court Judicial Coordinator


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS
PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2013-11
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS
COURTROOM AND JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS
EFFECTIVE October 1, 2013 thru October 31, 2013
PEORIA COUNTY


423 Juvenile Delinquency and Child Protection 2    Hon. Michael E. Brandt  
                                                                         Hon. John P. Vespa (for days of October 10, 11, 24 and 25)         


203 Civil 3-chancery, probate, miscellaneous remedies     Hon. David J. Dubicki, Hon. Richard D. McCoy and a Judge from Tazewell County on Tuesdays 
                                                                                    (No trials or hearings in excess of 1/2 hour will be heard for the month of October in Courtroom 203)
         Entered this 2nd day of August, 2013


                                                                                 Michael E. Brandt, Chief Circuit Judge     


 


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS
PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2013-12


Whereas Peoria County is implementing a new case management system, the Integrated Criminal and Civil Justice System, and whereas the installation of said system will involve the transfer of large amounts of data planned to commence at the close of business on Thursday, November 7, 2013, continuously thereafter 24/7, and to conclude on Monday, November 11, 2013.


For all courts in Peoria County, it is directed that no court dockets be scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2013, excepting emergency matters such as emergency orders of protection, warrant returns, and the like. Monday, November 11, 2013, being a designated court holiday, regular courts may resume on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Entered this 8th day of August, 2013


                                                                            Michael E. Brandt, Chief Circuit Judge


                                                                           


The Illinois Supreme Court’s Commission on Access to Justice invites you to attend the Second Annual Conference On Access to Justice Pro Bono: Closing the Justice Gap in Illinois Courts. The Keynote Speaker will be Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 1:30.-5:00 p.m., James R. Thompson Center, Assembly Hall Auditorium, Concourse Level, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL. Please RSVP to atjconference@illinoiscourts.gov by October 9, 2013. CLE Credits will be available.


Other News


Peoria County Veterans Memorial


The Peoria County Board has established a committee for the purpose of planning and raising funds for the construction of a final Veterans Memorial on the Courthouse Plaza. The Committee’s intent is to construct a fitting memorial in honor of Peoria County’s Veterans of Korea to the present, as well as any possible future conflicts. This memorial will honor Peoria County Veterans who have served in the  U. S. Military during the Korean War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism. In addition, this memorial will honor the 106 Peoria County Veterans who lost their lives in Korea and Vietnam by listing their names on the memorial panels. This project cannot be completed without the support of Peoria area businesses, local governments and citizens. The goal is to raise $500,000 which will enable completion next year. All contributions will be for restrictive purposes of the costs related to planning, designing, constructing, dedicating and maintaining a final Veterans Memorial on the Peoria County Courthouse Grounds. The support of the Peoria Area Business Community during Peoria County’s efforts in establishing the Memorials of World War I & II veterans was greatly appreciated and we trust that PCBA members will assist in completing the tasks to honor all Peoria County Veterans.


Kenneth C. Baker, J.D., Peoria County Veterans’ Memorial Committee


(309) 999-3265.


CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Peoria County Holds Informa-tional Meeting at Two25 in the Mark Twain Hotel. The public is invited to attend an information meeting held by CASA of Peoria County from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Two25, 225 NE Adams St. Light snacks will be provided. CASA has an especially strong need for male and minority volunteers. For people interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please note that the next training class will be held from November 9-18, 2013. For more information on this event, call Pamela Perrilles (309) 699-2939. To give a child a CASA Volunteer is to give them a voice. To give them a voice is to give them hope, and to give them hope is to give them the world.


Judges Needed


Bradley University’s Pre-Law Center will be hosting their Third Annual Mock Trial Tournament on the Bradley Campus this fall (October 19-20). The dates and times for each round are listed below. The time slots reflect an allotment for a period for registration and a brief judge’s orientation. For morning rounds, we would ask that judges arrive no later than 8:30 a.m., and for afternoon rounds, no later than 1:00 p.m. Some rounds may be longer than others, so the times listed are meant to reflect the maximum length of time for a given round:


Saturday, October 19, 2013; 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 19, 2013; 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or Sunday, October 20, 2013; 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 20, 2013; 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please contact Nicole D. Meyer, Director Pre-Law Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625. Phone: (309) 677-4186 or by email:  ndmeyer@fsmail.bradley.edu. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve as a judge.


The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) will be Honoring the Achievements and Installation of, Chief Justice Rita B. Garman, Illinois Supreme Court and Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 4th FL-Yates Gallery, Chicago, IL. Tickets are $75.00 for WBAI members if purchased by October 17, 2013, $100.00 for Non-members and guests purchasing tickets after October 17, 2013. Sponsorships are also available: Gold-$3,500., Silver-$2,500. or Bronze-$1,500. Please RSVP to Monique Austin, WBAI Office, (312) 341-8530 or by email wbai@wbaillinois.org.


8th Annual Casablanca-Dancing with the Local Stars


Who will be voted the best celebrity dancer in the Peoria Area? (PCBA member Cindy Kennedy is one of the “Local Stars” and Illinois Supreme Court Justice, Hon.Thomas L. Kilbride will be on the judging panel).  Find out at this year’s fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom, East Peoria, IL. Tickets are $150.00 per person you may purchase tickets online www.casaofpeoria.eventbrite.com or by contacting Pamela Perrilles (309) 669-2939. All proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children of Peoria program.


 

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